The Strange Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad: Writing, Culture, and Subjectivity

The Strange Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad: Writing, Culture, and Subjectivity

by Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198184999

ISBN-13: 9780198184997

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Through an examination of short stories spanning Joseph Conrad's entire writing career, Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan engages with the question of authorial subjectivity and ethics in Modernism. Part One establishes an original theoretical matrix, which turns on the principle of 'heterobiography'. Part Two applies this cultural-historical perspective through close…  See more details below

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Through an examination of short stories spanning Joseph Conrad's entire writing career, Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan engages with the question of authorial subjectivity and ethics in Modernism. Part One establishes an original theoretical matrix, which turns on the principle of 'heterobiography'. Part Two applies this cultural-historical perspective through close readings of ten of Conrad's short stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198184997
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: On the Edge of the Subject
The Heterobiography of Joseph K. Conrad
The Seductions of the Aesthetic
Part II: The Strange Short Fiction
Writing and Fratricide
The Pathos of Authenticity
The Poetics of Cultural Despair
The Romantic Paradox
Addressing the Woman
Coda: Re-enter the Reader
Index

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